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MIDLAND FIXINGS, the building services and construction products supplier, has kicked off its 2018 corporate social responsibility (CSR) campaign with an exciting Man Vs food challenge.

Dan Kirk (far right) won the Man Vs Food challenge

Six members of staff participated in the challenge, which took place at its Beeston-based headquarters last week (Friday 9 February).

The participants were tasked with eating as many sausage rolls as humanly possible in one minute. With some tough competition for the title, Dan Kirk, purchasing assistant at Midland Fixings, was crowned champion managing to see off 5 sausage rolls.

The challenge was the first of the company’s 2018 CSR programme and raised more than £1,150 for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Dan said: “The challenge was lots of fun and all for a great cause. It was a close one at the end but I was determined to win! Not only was it fun to take part in but I think the rest of the team enjoyed watching it too – it definitely provided some entertainment for a Friday lunchtime.”

Midland Fixings has been operating across the UK for more than 40 years. The company has 50 members of full time staff and provides tailored solutions and products to meet the challenges faced by building services contractors in the Mechanical and Electrical sectors. With their own in-house engineering design team and fabrication workshop, they provide bespoke solutions for residential schemes, food manufacturing plants and water and energy systems.

Managing director Adrian Fowler added: “The Man Vs Food challenge was a great way to kick off our 2018 CSR programme – especially as the team love food. It was for a worthwhile cause and really brought all the staff together to create a sense of community and excitement.

“Since the challenge on Friday we’ve had lots of sign-ups for our next challenge of pedal the Pennines and we are hoping to raise even more money for our chosen charity.”

Midland Fixings will be carrying out another charity fundraiser on 7 and 8 March where a team of keen and enthusiastic cyclists will take part in a 350km cycle challenge and pedal the Pennines. The funds raised from this challenge will be donated to Breast Cancer Care.

To find out more or to donate then please visit Midland Fixings’ Just Giving page:  

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